Monday, February 19th, 2018

A tradition for over 25 years! River City Jazz Ensemble will present a FREE benefit concert at 2nd Congregational Church on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30pm. The free concert will feature Kathy Gibson, who is celebrating thirty years as our band’s vocal stylist! Mid-way through the benefit concert, there will be an opportunity for […]

Come join us for a great night of dancing, partying out the old year, and celebrating the next. We are providing FOUR hours of swing dance, Latin dance, ballads, waltzes, fox trots and even polkas at the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club Located on the shore of the Grand River by Veteran’s Memorial Bridge […]

A tradition for over 25 years! River City Jazz Ensemble will present a benefit concert at 2nd Congregational Church on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:30pm. The FREE concert will feature guest vocalist, Tammy Hjelm, who has been singing professionally in Grand Rapids for more than 30 years. Mid-way through the benefit concert, there will […]

River City Jazz wants you to know we have been honored to be the featured jazz group for the final performance at the 2016 Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival. This year’s festival runs from Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, 2016. You can hear the River City Jazz Ensemble perform on that Saturday, at […]

River City Jazz Ensemble also appeared on EightWest on Monday – you can enjoy the performance below:

This Sunday, April 24, on WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, look for the River City Jazz Ensemble on the the station’s Weekend Morning Show, airing from 9am to 10am. On Monday, April 25, on WOOD-TV, look for River City Jazz Ensemble again – this time on the station’s eightWest show, airing from 11:00am to noon. Both […]

Come join River City Jazz and featured vocalist, Kathy Gibson, on Friday, January 29, 2016. We are playing for the 2nd Congregational Church’s annual music board benefit concert at 7:30 pm in the church sanctuary. River City Jazz has been performing at this for almost twenty years. Admission is FREE with an opportunity to donate […]

River City Jazz will be the featured jazz band when Cornerstone University hosts their annual Swingtime! concert. River City’s vocalist, Kathy Gibson, will be featuring her vocal jazz students from Cornerstone in a recital format while the University’s rhythm section or River City provide the back-up musicians for the evening’s entertainment. The free event (with […]

River City Jazz wants you to know we have been honored to be the featured jazz group for the final performance at the 2016 Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival. From the Thornapple Council’s website: Started in 2003, the Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival has grown to be the largest jazz festival of its kind matching […]

Come and enjoy an evening like no other. We are celebrating the 82nd Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition! (we’ll drink to that!) This Saturday, December 5, River City Jazz is providing the music entertainment at the SpeakEZ Lounge located at 600 Monroe Avenue just north of the I 196 viaduct. The fun begins at […]